Bergrivier – FLOW – Fostering Local Wellbeing

Bergrivier – FLOW – Fostering Local Wellbeing

Location Bergrivier
Name FLOW Project – Fostering Local Well-Being
Community Level City
Sector Urban and commons transition, eco-sustainability, climate-change
Anno di avvio 2012
Oggetto The FLOW Project is currently going through a transition process from research project (it was born as a two-years project at Cape Town University) to independent entity, having as a main aim the facilitation of the “commons transition”. The project is active in three areas of SouthAfrica: the local Municipality of Bergrivier, the city of Kokstad and the suburb of Bo-Kaap. In Bergrivier, FLOW has developed the Climate Change Adaption Plan. The project involves the local unoccipied youth – the FLOW Ambassadors – to build individual and community capabilities in order to stimulate growth and to produce innovation in the fields of climate change, exploitation of resources and inequality
Field Urban e rural
Source Interview to Anna Cowen and John Ziniades (co-founders of the FLOW project); website
Website http://www.flowafrica.org

bergrivier

Cochabamba – HackLab

Cochabamba – HackLab

Location Cochabamba
Name HackLab Cochabamba
Community Level Neighborhood
Sector Community free network, new technologies
Year of beginning 2012
N° of people involved HackLab has 295 members
Object HackLab is a digital hub in the city of Cochabomba, Bolivia.  Within this hub citizens are currently going through a process of installation and operazionalization of a community-free network: a wireless mash network that will allow the communities around it (between which schools, cultural centers, etc) to share resources and increase collective intelligence. The community network is based on pronciples of “openness”, participation, collaboration, cooperation and solidaruty
Field Urban
Source Interview to Daniel Cotillas (ética hacker for l’HackLab); website
Website http://hacklabcbba.org/

Cochabamba

Athens – SynAthina

Athens – SynAthina

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Location Athens
Name SynAthina
Community Level City
Settore Quality of life, democratic processes
Year of beginning 2013
Object SynAthina is a community platform based in the city of Athens, created for impuls of Athens Municipality, that connects, facilitates and supports citizens groups involved in the amelioration of the quality of life in Athens. Several tools are made available for citizens: the web platform, the SynAthina kiosk (meeting point) e thematic meeting. From its launch in 2013, SynAthina has hosted 2227 activities realized by 259 groups of citizens and institutions
Field Urban/various
Source Interview to Amalia Zepou (Athens deputy mayor, foundator of SynAthina); website
Website http://www.synathina.gr/el/

Athen

Dakar – Kër Thiossane

Dakar – Kër Thiossane

Name Kër Thiossane
Community Level City
Sector New technologies
Year of beginning 2002
Object Kër Thiossane’s activities begun in 2002. In 2003, with the participation of the Canadian Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and New Technologies, the association opened a public digital space, with the objective of offering to senegalese activities non only Internet consumption, but also the possibility to learn and create through new technologies, by connecting them to the development of digital art practices
Field Urban
Source Interview to Marion Louisgrand Sylla (co-founder Kër Thiossane); sito website
Website http://www.ker-thiossane.org/

Dakar

Cleveland – Evergreen Cooperative Initiative

Cleveland – Evergreen Cooperative Initiative

Location Cleveland
Name Evergreen Cooperative Initiative
Community Level Regional
Sector Collective institutions design, local economy, quality of life
Year of beginning 2008
Object The initiative was launched in 2008 from a working group of local institutions, and is working in order to create employment with a minimum wage in 6 low-income neighborhoods. Evergreen works as a catalyst for local and sustainable companies that offer to their employers opportunities for personal, economic and working success
Field Urban
Source Interview, website
Website http://www.evgoh.com/

Cleveland